Just What We Needed: The One Thing to Make the Tragedy in Newtown Worse
Another mass shooting and our nation once again mourns. This one was the worst because of all the little children murdered in cold blood. And right on schedule, before the grieving community can even bury their dead comes the usual arguments from both sides. We need more gun control! We need prayer back in schools! It’s the violent movies! The breakdown in culture! Bad parents! | Read More »
I’m Betting This Has Something To Do With Obamacare
The brilliance of the implementation of Obamacare is that it was designed for all the goodies to hit first. The bad stuff will be doled out in bits over the coming years. I’ve been warning my friends who thought it was so wonderful that their 26 year old kids could now be covered on their insurance that they would see a downside eventually and by | Read More »
First on the chopping block: Karl Rove
The one thing we all seem to agree on here is that changes must be made. And we’re going to spend the next couple of years deciding what they’re going to be. I say first thing, we oust Karl Rove. Business Insider has a column today that Rove was using Rick Santorum as a stalking horse for Romney. According to them, Rove encouraged Republicans to | Read More »
My Veteran’s Day Apology
I don’t remember who said it. I wish I did because I owe them a big apology. I think it was one of my high school teachers. But someone, when I was young and naive, suggested to me “You should think about applying to one of the military academies.” I couldn’t have been more horrified if they told me to become a stripper. Or a | Read More »
OK, So We Lost
Well, it’s been two days now. Still working our way through the 5 stages of grief. Right now, I’ve gone past denial. I think I’m still stuck on anger. I’ll get to bargaining later. I kept thinking about the old joke McCain repeated to Leno after his loss. “I slept like a baby. I woke up every 2 hours crying.” For the first 24 hours, | Read More »
Both Sides Need to Lay Off Christie!
I don’t know which is worse: the liberals using Christie as a rally flag for the failing Obama campaign or the conservatives bashing him for daring to say something nice about the president. One of the first things I read this morning was the insipid Susan Estrich praising Christie. Usually, if Susan Estrich agrees with a Republican, he must have done something wrong. Later, the | Read More »
Voting for Obama is like having sex!
Some cool dude talked you into doing it, but later you’re sorry. It was over in two minutes. It was four years ago and now you’re ashamed to admit it to anyone. You thought it was going to be like totally awesome but in reality it was disappointing. He didn’t keep any of the promises he made to convince you that he was the one. | Read More »
Trudeau Does It Again.
I don’t know why I’m surprised. And I don’t why I keep reading Doonesbury (or the NY Times) when it just elevates my blood pressure. Maybe because they’re important or other people at least think they’re important. I know Gary Trudeau is a leftist and is out to get Romney. But I thought some things would be off limits out of human decency. Silly me. | Read More »
Why does this news make me so nervous?
This week, the U.S. Preventive Service Task Force announced that after years of study that they do not reccomend that healthy women be tested for ovarian cancer. Their reasoning? Women screened did not have a lower death rate from the disease and there are risks from having the tests. OK, that sounds perfectly reasonable to me. Don’t want to subject myself to any unnecessary medical | Read More »
With Facebook Friends Like These, I Sure As Heck Don’t Need Enemies
I started getting really depressed last week because I came to the realization that we’re pretty much doomed. Why? Because of the posts I see on Facebook. Yeah, I know. It’s my own fault for reading all this drivel and having stupid friends. But I really love Facebook and use it to stay in touch with old friends and family. At first, I would gleefully | Read More »
I doubt Joanie Caucus wants to take credit for it now
But was that one lousy speech Elizabeth Warren gave last night or what? For those of you who have NO idea what I’m prattling on about, Gary Trudeau has a running plot in Doonesbury that Joanie Caucus was helping to write Elizabeth Warren’s speech. Cause it was gonna be “historic.” Trudeau realizes that convention speeches are the launching pad for careers in the democratic party. | Read More »
Support Chik Fil A, Boycott Amazon
I think we’ve all discussed here at length the need to support Chik Fil A (and I do pretty much on a daily basis.) Now comes news that Amazon’s founder has contributed $2.5 million towards promoting same sex marriage in Washington. http://slatest.slate.com/posts/2012/07/27/referendum_74_supported_by_amazon_founder_jeff_bezos_with_2_5_million_donation_to_same_sex_marriage_effort.html?from=rss/&wpisrc=newsletter_slatest So – we’ve got to boycott Amazon, right? I have a pre order with them right now that I’m going to cancel. Let’s | Read More »
NYT turns on McCain
Warning to all RINO’s! The liberal media WILL bite the hand that feeds it. Today’s NYT has a profile on John McCain titled “Once a rebel, McCain now walks the party line.” They make this out like it’s a bad thing. Poor John McCain. He was once the media’s favorite Republican – until he ran for president. Throughout his senate career, he thought he could | Read More »
Not sorry for Penn State’s fans. They’re getting what they deserve.
If there’s anyone out there feeling the least bit sorry for Penn State and its fans, check out this posting on Slate and see if you still feel that way: http://www.slate.com/slideshows/sports/final-poses-with-the-joe-paterno-statue.html For those of you who can’t stomach visiting Slate.com for any reason, this is a series of photos taken by Penn State fans who rushed to have their pictures taken with the Joe | Read More »
It’s Not a Myth!
I just love reading the New York Times. It’s both infuriating and hysterical. In today’s issue, Bill Keller is the latest liberal attempting to “dispel the myths” about Obamacare. My personal favorite is “Obamacare is a federal takeover of health insurance.” Why, nothing could be further from the truth! Obamacare is just adding some new regulations. Besides, those insurance companies are all run by evil | Read More »
Is it time to get ugly?
There’s an old country saying that goes something like “Never wrestle with a pig. You’ll both get dirty but the pig will enjoy it.” Before the Supreme Court made it’s Obamacare ruling, liberals were raising fears about right wing violence. Patrick Kennedy, son of the late Ted, wrote “if the court upholds the law. dangerous Tea Party extremists will go on a rampage.” Maybe we | Read More »
Yankee Doodle Dandy
Over the years, I’ve developed my own personal Independence Day traditions. When I was younger, we used to stake a spot at the park and wait out in the heat all day to see the fireworks. But now, I can’t tolerate that (and it’s such a drag being stuck in traffic until after midnight on a work night.) So instead I watch the fireworks on | Read More »
The Best Question Anyone Ever Asked Me
I’m pretty greedy about my right to vote. I was so proud to vote in my first presidential election (although considering I voted for Mike Dukakis the world might have been better off if I had been a slacker like most 20 year olds.) I’m pretty sure I’ve convinced my godmother – a lifelong democrat – to go for Romney this year. And a liberal | Read More »
The Boggart President
For 4 years now, we’ve been debating exactly WHAT Barack Obama is. In his own autobiography “The Audacity of Hope,” Obama described himself as “a blank screen on which people of vastly different political stripes project their own views.” That was a pretty astute observation and served him well getting elected on 2008. Liberals saw him as the second coming of JFK. Moderates saw him | Read More »